Contracted Party House

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The Contracted Parties House (CPH) is one of the two major structures making up the GNSO, with the other being the Non-Contracted Parties House. The CPH consists of the Registry Stakeholder Group and the Registrar Stakeholder Group.

GNSO Council

Six representatives from the Contracted Parties House are appointed to the GNSO Council, plus one Voting NCA. Three representatives are drawn from the Registry Stakeholder Group, and three from the Registrar Stakeholder Group.

Vice Chair

Registry Stakeholder Group

Registrar Stakeholder Group

Criticism of the CPH

and plays a huge role in creating the dominance of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in the world of Domain Name systems.[2]


The CPH rejected the reporting and review process of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). It was mostly because CPH felt that the regulation policies of ICANN would affect their direct bargain and they will have a limited say in their regulation, which will also affect the Commercial as well as Non-Commercial users of the DNS in particular and the ICANN community in general.[3]